Habits of the Heart, Updated Edition
various authors

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Narrated By: Marguerite Gavin

Duration: 16 hours and 35 minutes

What to expect

First published in 1985, Habits of the Heart continues to be one of the most discussed interpretations of modern American society, a quest for a democratic community that draws on our diverse civic and religious traditions. In a new preface the authors relate the arguments of the book both to the current realities of American society and to the growing debate about the country’s future. With this new edition one of the most influential books of recent times takes on a new immediacy.



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Habits of the Heart is, rare among works of scholarly origin, an outspoken and even emotional plea for attention to an argument, and a danger.”

Los Angeles Times

“[A] brilliant analysis. Easily the richest and most readable study of American society…since The Lonely Crowd.”